I think there is a lot of truth in the saying "There is nothing like a warm soup on a cold day". After a lovely extended Autumn, we've finally started getting our share of wintery weather - so soup is starting to pop-up on the menu.
For me, Pumpkin Soup has to be to at the top of the soup list - it's fairly straightforward, and surprisingly filling for a soup with relatively few ingredients.
This Roast Pumpkin & Coconut Soup is my modern take on a classic soup - the coconut elements adds some smoothness (which might have traditionally have been achieved through addition of dairy product) whilst ensuring that the recipe remains suitable for a wider range of eating-plans, or those with intolerances.
And in case you were wondering - this one was pretty well received with the kids - I think the coconut sugar might have sweetened the deal!
Roast Pumpkin & Coconut Soup
- 1 kg of peeled pumpkin, cut into small pieces (I love Kent pumpkin)
- 3 tablespoons coconut oil
- 1 large onion, chopped finely
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 500ml vegetable stock (organic, natural or home made preferably)
- 1 x 400m can coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Pre-heat oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Place pumpkin into a lined baking dish with 1 tablespoon coconut oil and cook for 1 hour. Set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons coconut oil in a large saucepan on moderate heat and add onion and cook until onion is soft (approx 5 minutes). Add garlic and ginger and cook for an 1 minute. Add pumpkin, stock, coconut milk, coconut sugar and sea salt and stir to combine. Bring to the boil and then simmer for 20 minutes.
Either add to a blender or use a stick blender and blend until pureed. Note:
Please be careful when blending hot liquids
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